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About us

Our mission at Sactown Petanque is to not only play pétanque but also to cultivate a vibrant and inclusive community of passionate players. Our club was born from the shared enthusiasm of a dynamic group of friends who, fueled by their love for pétanque, found themselves practicing daily and competing in tournaments. Recognizing the absence of a dedicated pétanque club in Sacramento, they established Sactown Petanque (Sactown is the nickname of Sacramento). Beyond simply enjoying the game, our aim is to nurture the growth of pétanque, catering to players of all levels, and fostering a supportive environment. As proud members of the Federation of Petanque USA (FPUSA), we are committed to upholding the highest standards in the sport and contributing to the broader pétanque community. Join us in the excitement of pétanque!

What is pétanque?

Petanque is an extremely fun sport that is easy to learn yet difficult to master; and no, it is not bocce. The game, in its current form, originated in France and is now played throughout the world. Many people play casually, but there are also many players who compete in regional, national, and international tournaments. Whether you are a casual or a competitive player, we welcome you to play with us. We have extra boules (balls) for new players.  You will find that life is better with petanque and friends!

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Let's meet up at the courts!

We play most evenings (when weather permits) and weekends at Mather Sports Center (across the water tower) and sometimes at Florin Creek Park.


If you are visiting and would like to join us for some games, message us on Facebook or email us at You can also call or text Tom (916-617-1527) or Michelle (916-217-8545). 


Check our Events page for upcoming tournaments in our region and beyond.

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